News: Government

Queensland marks Global Recycling Day with launch of marine clean up

The Queensland Government is acknowledging Global Recycling Day with the launch of a new round of grants to help community groups clean up the state’s parks and waterways. The…

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Mar 18, 2021 Environment / Finance / Government / Parks /


Queensland Government extends fee relief for Cairns reef operators

The Queensland Government has extended financial support for Cairns tourism businesses. Reef fleet operators at the Cairns Marlin Marina have received fee relief since February 2020,…

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Mar 17, 2021 Finance / Government / Tourism /


Tasmanian Government called upon to re-assess COVID-19 restrictions for theatre sector

The Tasmanian Government is being called upon to re-assess its COVID-19 restrictions for the struggling theatre industry. Tasmanian Shadow Minister for the Arts and Creative Industries…

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Mar 15, 2021 Arts / Culture / Entertainment / Government / Safety /


New UNWTO report on global travel restrictions shows slowing of easing measures

One in three destinations worldwide are now completely closed to international tourism according to a newly released report from the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). While previous…

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Mar 15, 2021 Government / Safety / Tourism /


No relief for events and venues in Federal Government’s post JobKeeper package

With the Federal Government announcing its $1.2 billion tourism sector support package yesterday, the events, live music, live performance and venues sectors have been given no indication…

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Mar 12, 2021 Entertainment / Events / Government / Venues /


ATIC says tourism package will fail to stem major tourism job and business losses

The Australian Tourism Industry Council (ATIC) has expressed its fear that the Federal Government’s tourism support package will fail to stem major job losses and closures now…

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Mar 11, 2021 Finance / Government / Tourism /


Queensland Government invests another $200 million into 65 regional council projects

The Queensland Government’s ‘Works for Queensland’ program is investing another 200 million into 65 regional councils supporting regional Queensland’s economic…

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Mar 11, 2021 Finance / Government / Play / Recreation / Venues /


Queensland Government passes legislation to ban single-use plastics

Under new legislation passed by Queensland Parliament yesterday, polystyrene foam food containers and cups as well as single-use plastic straws, stirrers, cutlery and plates will all be…

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Mar 11, 2021 Environment / Government / Hospitality / Legal /


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